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Horticulture and its Growth in Australia (2020)

Horticulture and its Growth in Australia (2020)

2021-06-23

Overview

When it comes to horticulture and the production and trade, it can be concluded that Australia is a nation that remains pretty active. Not only does it deal with fruits, vegetables and nuts, it also produces and supplies other horticultural products such as cut flowers, nurseries and turf.

Fruits and Vegetables

The primary role of the food and horticulture sector is to adequately feed people by increasing the availability, affordability and consumption of varied, safe and nutritious foods that are aligned with dietary requirements and environmental sustainability. In this initiative, everyone has a role to play ­ from governments and private sector companies to the general public and even youth. These sectors need to work together to make a difference and ensure that fruits and vegetables become a part of everyone’s diet in an effort to promote healthy habits and eradicate hunger and malnutrition from the planet. In fact, there are many organisations that are attempting to research and develop the newest methods that will fuel Australia’s agricultural domains. They exist to build a prosperous and healthy Australia.

Statistical Data of Horticulture

As of 2020:

  1. The wholesale value of the fresh supply of products was $15.4 billion. Out of this, $9.0 billion went into retail and $1.6 billion was reserved for food service.
  2. 6.53 million tonnes of agricultural products were produced in this nation. Moreover, $14.4 billion was the value of the total items.
  3. The supply per capita was recorded at 156 kg. This figure is solely based on the volume supplied.

All Fresh Horticulture International Trade

Australia declares itself to be a net exporter of fresh horticultural goods. For the year ending in 2019, the country has successfully exported over 826,669 tonnes of fresh horticultural products. However, this figure excludes the presence of nursery, turf and flower categories.